Monday, May 26, 2014

Gluten Free at Braum's

I have been gluten free ever since I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 12 years ago. The great thing about how long I have been on the diet, is that my family is always on the lookout for new products or places to buy them. A few days ago, my sister and her kids discovered that our local Braum's is now carrying a ton of gluten free items.


The great thing about this, is that I no longer have to drive all the way to Wichita Falls to get gluten free food. I can now drive about 2 minutes from my house and get whatever product I need. It's really exciting to me to see more and more stores starting to carry gluten free products. 


As far as prices go, they are about what I would expect for gluten free foods. For me, they are a tad cheaper, because I no longer have to waste gas driving to the next town to buy my groceries. 

I would like to thank Braum's for making my life, and the lives of those like me, just a little bit easier. 

Aldi's LiveGFree Review

Recently, I came across an Aldi's sale paper and noticed that they were advertising a ton of new gluten free products. These products are from the new Aldi's line LiveGFree. The first thing that caught my eye was the prices on these products. I immediately decided to go buy them so I could give them a taste.

When I went to buy the products, one thing that blew me away was how each product was labeled free of whatever allergens it doesn't contain. For example, it might say dairy free or soy free. I personally love this because I am lactose intolerant, so it was easy for me to tell what products contained dairy or not. 

I managed to make it out of the store with about a dozen products, and it only cost me 30 bucks!

The first product I tried was the Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies, which were absolutely delectable. 

The product I was most excited to try was the Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Sandwiches, and these were off the chain amazing!! I have really missed having a good stuffed sandwich pocket since being diagnosed 12 years ago, but this one certainly fits that description. The crust is flaky and crispy all at the same time. The filling has just the right amount of spice and cheesy goodness. These are certainly my favorite of all the items I bought.

I also tried the Southwest Veggie Stuffed Sandwiches, and like the other products, they were also tasty. I will caution you about these, because they are spicy! I actually liked that about these sandwiches, but you'll definitely want to have a drink on hand.

Another product I tried was the Very Berry Chewy Bars. These are a perfect item to take camping for a gluten free easy breakfast. They have a wonderful flavor to them, and are soft a chewy.

The last product I have tried is the Pepperoni Pizza. I thought this product was good, but I tend to lean toward making my own pizza over buying it frozen in a store.

I still have many more items to try, and as I do, I will update this blog post. Stay tuned for more tasty gluten free reviews.